2018 ASA/USA SOFTBALL MA. TRAVEL TEAM HANDBOOK


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NEWS


 

December 2, 2017 USA Softball All-American Games 2018 Region One Open Tryouts 12U


Click here for further information

November 30, 2017 JENNIE FINCH BRING OLYMPIC GOLD TO MASSACHUSETTS FEB 20-21, 2018



Dates: February 20, 21 Time: Feb 20th 9:00am - 12:00pm Feb 21st 9:00am - 1:00pm
Location: Fore Kicks 219 Forest St, Marlborough, MA 01752
Age: Players in grades 3rd and up can attend

Players will receive:
Camp T-shirt
Autographed photo of Jennie
Photo taken with Jennie
Professional instruction on Tuesday and Wednesday

Cost:
$275 per player prior to November 1st
$299 per player after November 1st
* No drop ins *
$25 cancelation fee before February 1st, 2018 *
No refunds after February 1st, 2018
NOTE: Players MUST be registered with USA Softball in order to attend the event. Click here to obtain your USA ID if you don't already have one.

September 26, 2017 LOCAL TOURNAMENT SANCTION FORM

The 2018 Local tournament sanction form is now available in the forms section of this website. Please read the complete application as the form has changed. Note the minimum umpire requirements. All tournaments must submit completed results for all pool play games as well as elimination bracket play. This will be used by USA Softball MA. to determine teams that need to be reclassified. These results must be submitted within 72 hours of completion of the tournament.

September 26, 2017 NEW SEASON BEGINS SEPTEMBER 1, 2017

Just a reminder that the 2017 season ENDS August 31, 2017. Teams and leagues that have registered individually and get their insurance from Bollinger are reminded that their coverage ENDS August 31, 2017. Teams/Leagues that registered with their own insurance also have their registrations end on August 31. The 2018 season open on September 1, 2017. Teams that are playing in any tournaments AFTER September 1 need to register for the 2018 season ON or AFTER September 1. Leagues that play fall ball after September 1 need to register for the 2018 season as well.

September 26, 2017 BACKGROUND CHECKS REQUIRED

All adult bench personnel MUST have a background check completed by USA Softball prior to the start of any USA Softball MA. sanctioned event. Adults will not be allowed on the field without this being completed. National Background checks can be done through RegisterUSASoftball.com. Each adult must complete his or her own national background check as it requires their electronic signature authorizing the background check to be completed. Massachusetts CORI checks will not be allowed as a substitute for the USA Softball background check. Anyone submitting a CORI result will be violating state and federal privacy laws and USA Softball MA. is not authorized to request Massachusetts CORI checks. Tournament directors will be asking for either the RegisterUSASoftball ID cards or a copy of the adult's profile page from RegisterUSASoftball.com to verify that the background check has been completed. Any questions, please contact Wayne Coe @ wayne.coe67@gmail.com



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Massachusetts Junior Olympic Staff



 

Title First Name Last Name Street City Phone Cell/Fax Email
State Commissioner Philip McElroy PO Box 1558 E. Arlington, MA 02474-0023 (617) 824-8981 (617) 417-9281 usasoftballma@gmail.com
State JO Commissioner Walter Babcock     (978) 821-1199   babcock275@yahoo.com
State Deputy JO Commissioner Wayne Coe 30 Morton St Leominster, MA 01453 (978) 840-8068 (508) 331-2153 wayne.coe67@gmail.com
Deputy JO (Lowell) Don Beland 94 Lundberg St Lowell, MA 01850 (978) 452-9338 None Donb328@comcast.net
Deputy JO (Merrimack) Gil Vigeant 31 Laurel St Lowell, MA 01850 (978) 265-5352 None G.Vigeant@comcast.net
Deputy JO (South Shore) Michael Peckman     781-724-0602 None mpeckman@gmail.com
Deputy JO (North Shore) John Gambale 15 Burpee Rd Swampscott, MA 01907 None (781) 715-5193 jgamble.nestorm@aol.com
Deputy JO (Metro West) Chris Dalton 7 Inman St Hopedale, MA 01747 None (774) 573-6514 cdalton19@comcast.net
Deputy JO (Southern Worcester) Peter Cardoza 62 Sunrise Ave Grafton, MA 01519 None (617) 365-0720 pfcardoza@gmail.com
Deputy JO (Cape) Erick Anderson 120 Herring Pond Rd Buzzards Bay, MA 02532 None (508) 292-7020 erickwilliamanderson@gmail.com

 

Interested in becoming a Junior Olympic Commissioner for your area?????

We are always looking for hard working individuals to assist with the Junior Olympic Program here in Massachusetts.
Please e-mail me if you are interested


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2018 STATE TOURNAMENT INFORMATION


Age Date Location Director Phone Email/ Schedule Fee
10U June 29 - July 1, 2018 Leominster Nichole Wheeler   leominsterlassieleague@gmail.com $525
10C June 29 - July 1, 2018 Leominster Nichole Wheeler   leominsterlassieleague@gmail.com $525
12A Jul 6 - 8, 2018 Concord Lisa McGloin 617-921-1671 RaidersSBall@gmail.com $525
12B Jul 6 - 8, 2018 Greenfield Dennis Shulda   shuldajakester@yahoo.com $525
12C Jul 6 - 8, 2018 Greenfield Dennis Shulda   shuldajakester@yahoo.com $525
14A Jun 29 - Jul 1, 2018 Chelmsford David Harrison 978-846-0997 coachharrison99@gmail.com $525
14B Jun 29 - Jul 1, 2018 Grafton Phil Grass 508-641-5907 phil.grass@gmail.com $525
14C Jun 29 - Jul 1, 2018 Grafton Phil Grass 508-641-5907 phil.grass@gmail.com $525
16U Jun 29 - Jul 1, 2018 Lowell Gil Vigeant 978-265-5352 g.vigeant@comcast.net $525
18U Jul 6 - 8, 2018 Devens Phil McElroy   phil.mcelroy14@gmail.com $525

The format for the USA Softball MA. State Championships will now be 2 pool play games (no new inning after 1 hour 30 minutes leading into a double elimination bracket. All teams MUST be ready to play as early as 12 noon on Friday should circumstances dictate. Since this is an USA Softball Championship Play Event, all teams must be drawn equally. DO NOT ASK NOT TO PLAY FRIDAY AS THIS REQUEST WILL BE DENIED. The Massachusetts JO Staff reserves the right to modify this format if necessary.

Officially registered teams can be found here.

MUST have at least one coach ACE certified and all other adult bench personnel MUST have completed the USA Softball National Background check PRIOR to their entry being accepted for Mass ASA & other USA Softball Championship Play events.

Entry form can be found here

 

2017 ASA/USA Softball MA. State Championships Order of Finish



10U (CANCELLED)
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12B & 12C
  • 1. Newton Panthers Orange
  • 2. Valley Storm
  • 3. Methuen Rangers Blue
  • 4. Hudson Demolition
  • 5. Taunton Tornaodes
  • 5. EMass Panthers
  • 7. Central Mass Voodoo
  • 7. Team Mizuno Northeast
14A
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14C
  • 1. Dighton Dirt Dawgs
  • 2. Franklin Fury
  • 3. Tewksbury Redmen
  • 4. Somerset-Berkley Wildcats
  • 5. Taunton Tornadoes

 

TEAMS WISHING TO PLAY IN THE EASTERN NATIONALS OR ASA/USA NATIONALS MUST REGISTER FOR THE ASA/USA SOFTBALL MA. STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS BEFORE THE NATIONAL PAPERWORK WILL BE SUBMITTED.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT WAYNE COE AT wayne.coe67@gmail.com.

TEAMS MUST NOW HAVE ALL ADULT BENCH PERSONNEL GO THROUGH THE ON-LINE NATIONAL ASA BACKGROUND CHECK PROCESS AND COMPLETE THE ON-LINE ASA ACE CLINIC.ACE CERTIFICATION IS ONLY VALID FOR ONE SEASON.

TEAMS WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO REGISTER FOR STATE TOURNAMENTS UNTIL THIS HAS BEEN COMPLETED AS WELL AS HAVE ALL ADULT BENCH PERSONNEL COMPLETE THE ASA NATIONAL BACKGROUND CHECK.

CLASS B TEAMS PLEASE NOTE:

Per ASA/USA SOFTBALL MA. rules, Class B Teams that win the ASA/USA SOFTBALL MA. Class B State Championships are automatically reclassified as an 'A' team for the following season unless a waiver or appeal is granted. Please see the Class B Travel Team registration form for further details.


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2018 LOCAL TOURNAMENT INFORMATION


INTERESTED IN HOSTING OPEN TOURNAMENT ??


Please complete a local tournament sanction form for each age division.

Submit this form along with a check for $50 per age division, made payable to ASA/USA SOFTBALL MA., to:

Wayne Coe
30 Morton St
Leominster, MA 01453

Deadline for tournament requests is February 1, 2018
Applications will NOT be accepted after this date


To pay with a credit card   

TOURNAMENT DIRECTORS, PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING:


Tournaments can only be classified as 'OPEN', 'B', or 'C'. Multiple divisions will not be allowed. Tournaments can be multiple ages but only one division
Sanctioned scrimmages can be multiple divisions and ages
OPEN tournaments can accept any classification (A, B or C)
Division B tournaments can accept Class B or Class C teams. No Class A teams
Division C tournaments can only accept Class C teams. No Class A or Class B

Only one 18+ tournament will be allowed each weekend

USA SOFTBALL MA. sanctioned events MUST have a minimum time limit of 1 hour 30 minutes. No drop dead time limits allowed (except for sanctioned scrimmages). Exceptions for weather will be allowed.

THE FOLLOWING WEEKENDS ARE NOT AVAILABLE TO HOST LOCAL TOURNAMENTS:
June 29 - July 1, 2018 for 14A, 14B, 14C, 16U
July 6 - 8, 2018 for 10U, 10C, 12A, 12B, 12C


 

NOTE TO TEAMS :


In order to play in any of these USA SOFTBALL MA. sanctioned events listed below, your team must be registered as an ASA Travel Team. Massachusetts teams can download a travel team registration form by clicking on the forms link above. Recreational League teams MUST register as an ASA Travel Team in order to play in USA SOFTBALL MA. Sanctioned Tournaments. This is to insure the USA SOFTBALL umpires for the tournament. Tournament directors may click on the registrations link above to see a current list of registered teams. All teams are required to submit to the tournament director a current certificate of insurance and an USA SOFTBALL Championship Roster SIGNED by either an USA SOFTBALL Commissioner or State Junior Olympic Commissioner prior to their first game of the tournament.

Teams registered to play in USA SOFTBALL Tournaments in Massachusetts that are not listed on the MAJOASA website are advised that these are not sanctioned by the USA SOFTBALL MA.. Your team insurance may not cover you for participating in an unsanctioned USA SOFTBALL event nor are the umpires covered for working the tournament. Only sanctioned tournaments are listed on the MAJOASA site and each tournament will receive a sanction certificate that must be posted at the official tournament site.


INTERESTED IN OTHER USA SOFTBALL SANCTIONED EVENTS ACROSS NEW ENGLAND?


As as new service for those USA SOFTBALL registered teams, USA SOFTBALL Region 1 has developed a tournament website listing all tournaments across all six New England states. To view this new website, please visit http:// www.asanewengland.com.

2018 MASS ASA JO SANCTIONED TOURNAMENTS (All USA Softball MA. local tournaments will now be posted on the ASA New England website)



SCRIMMAGES   10U TOURNAMENTS

12U TOURNAMENTS   14U TOURNAMENTS

16U TOURNAMENTS   18U TOURNAMENTS

COLLEGE SHOWCASES   18+ TOURNAMENTS


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Forms


TEAMS AND LEAGUES PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING CHANGE:

Teams and leagues that use Bollinger insurance MUST register their teams individually.


2018 Recreational League Registration Form (NON BOLLINGER INSURED LEAGUES) PDF
2018 Travel Team Registration Form (see note 1) PDF
State Tournament Entry Form PDF
2018 Local Tournament Sanction Form (see note 2) PDF
Player Pick Up Form PDF
RegisterASA Travel Team Registration Guide PDF  
RegisterASA Recreational League Registration Guide PDF  
     
2018 Travel Team Handbook PDF  
ASA/USA SOFTBALL MA. Permanent Player Release Form PDF  

Forms without complete fee will be returned. All returned checks are subject to a $25.00 fee

NOTES:

1. This form needs to be complete regardless of whether the team is individually registering and insuring through Bollinger insurance or the team has its own insurance. Teams wishing to be classified as Class B or Class C must complete all forms in their entirety. Failure to complete all of the forms will delay the team in being processed and classified.

2. This form must be completed for each age division hosted. The form will be submitted to the appropriate Area ASA UIC for review along with the Deputy State JO Commissioner.


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